Tag Archives: Ship repairs

Paris to Moret-sur-Loing boatyard

It’s always an exciting time both entering the Port de l’Arsenal marina, coming home for winter, and then again when leaving for the season’s travels. This time was no exception; we had many hands helping with ropes to move our … Continue reading

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Canal lateral a la Marne into La Marne and Paris

This was the last leg of our journey for the year taking us into Paris for our winter mooring.  Once again we were late to be there. Most boats arrive at their winter mooring around 1st October, but we love … Continue reading

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Marne au Rhin ouest – the Mauvages tunnel.

The Level Chart here tells the up and then down story of the section of our journey from Strasbourg (left of chart) to Paris (right of chart). To get up and down along the way here are the statistics: The … Continue reading

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Marne au Rhin est (east): Nancy to Strasbourg

We’re still here in Toul having our new diesel heating system installed before we head on again for Paris. These past few nights have been well below freezing here in port, thankfully we have excellent shore-line electricity so can use … Continue reading

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Our seven pledges on coping with boat-builders

In our past professional lives, we tried hard not to take on projects which couldn’t be delivered on time, on budget or to the appropriate standards.  Unfortunately this approach with few exceptions, as fundamental as it might sound, is not … Continue reading

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Airoplanes, Adapted Vans, Trains and .. Boats.

Going back in time, since our last blog, our final weeks in Australia were spent at our gorgeous house on the Hawkesbury River in a mix of frantic preparation for our departure (packing up the house, again) and enjoying time … Continue reading

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Paris in February: Busy, one way or another.

Well.. when we signed off on our last blog (before the Top 10 Restaurants) we said we had found a new engine to solve our under-power issue: A Yanma (the same engine but with 15hp more and turbo charged) which would provide … Continue reading

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Lille to Paris Stage 2 (final): Douai to Paris

Yes.. we’re now back in Paris and loving it. The route we took to make the journey from Lille to Paris: Lille to Douai via La Deule across the Scarpe (where we took the detour to Arras) and briefly on … Continue reading

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Lille to Paris Stage 1: Armistice Day

On board again after a fortnight in Cornwall and at Saint Endellion for the big wedding of Ben and Nicola, to take “Endellion” (the barge) south from Wambrechies (near Lille) to Paris, with a side-trip to Arras for Armistice Day. … Continue reading

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Weesp, NL: Consigning ourselves to the big shed!

In our last blog we mentioned Stewart was going to be using a fork lift to be able to get off  and on Endellion whilst in the shed. We can happily confirm that all went well… For reasons we don’t … Continue reading

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